Celtic boss Neil Lennon has told the Daily Record that Jeremie Frimpong will hopefully return to training on Monday.
The youngster arrived at Celtic Park from Manchester City in the summer, making 19 appearances so far this season.
Typically a right-back, Frimpong was stretchered off in the recent win over Kilmarnock and has missed the last three games.
Celtic are seven points clear at the top of the Premiership, although Rangers do hold a game in hand on their rivals.
Frimpong has missed wins against Ross County, St Johnstone and Hamilton through injury.
His return will certainly bolster Lennon’s options and having him back will be a big bonus.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Motherwell, the boss was hopeful.
He told the Daily Record: “We’re hoping he (Frimpong) will be back in training on Monday.”
Frimpong has registered four assists and scored twice since arriving at Celtic in the summer.
Having come through the youth ranks at Manchester City as a right-back, he has been utilised as a wing-back on occasions at Celtic.
It’s a role he has relished and his pace has seen him a useful player operating in such a position.
The teenager signed a four-year contract in the summer and this injury looks like a small setback.
With Celtic looking settled and playing well, Frimpong could have a battle on his hands to get back into the team.
It will be interesting to see the character of the player and Lennon could be faced with a tough call if he proves his fitness in the next week or so.